Istiu is a cuvée of 50% Xarel-lo and 50% Malvasia de Sitges. The Malvasia comes from the seaside resort Sitges in the south of Barcelona. The warm climate there is often used for the production of sweet wines from this grape variety. Enric Soler generates an intensely aromatic but dry white wine in combination with Xarel-lo.
Bright golden yellow, light reflexes
The aromas alternate between ripe exotic fruit, candied fruit and subtle hints of maturity. Honeydew melon, pineapple and khaki are the active posts in the fruity nose. Candied pineapple and orange zest add skillful variety. Dried thyme works in the background and leaves Mediterranean traces. Oriental saffron becomes more perceptible with increasing oxygen. The ripe elements give the wine another dimension.
From the first sip, it has a positively ambivalent effect. On the one hand, the intense, lush fruit is also felt on the palate. This is expressed above all by pressure and intensity. It seems round and concentrated at first. On the other hand, however, it shows a stony, cool note in the finish and in the aftertaste the citrus aromas come to the fore in full force. It is dense but elegant at the same time. He carries his maturity with pride to the outside and sprays so pure elegance.
Food recommendations from Marian Henß
- Saffron risotto with bone marrow
- Charcoal grilled red mullet with lentil and parsley salad
- Roast beef with sauce remoulade, capers and buttered potatoes
Enric Soler, Barri Sabanell 11, 08736 Font-Rubi / Spain